Indiana Football: IU receiving attention, gets vote in coaches poll

Tom Allen, Indiana football. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Tom Allen, Indiana football. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The Indiana football program continues to receive national recognition, this time receiving a vote in the coaches poll.

Fresh off of a big win against Maryland on Saturday, the Indiana football program continues to be a team that the national media is keeping an eye on, and more importantly talking about.

Though the Hoosiers remain unranked, they did receive a vote in the coaches poll this week, after winning two games in a row and moving to 5-2 on the 2019 season.

The Hoosiers are not only playing some of the best football in the program’s last 20 years, but are bringing buzz with the ‘Indiana’ name wherever they play.

As for the rest of the Big Ten, there are six other programs ranked in the top 20 and two more that Indiana will play before the season is over.

Off to the best start since 2007, just one win stands in the way from becoming bowl eligible for the first time under Tom Allen’s regime and the Hoosiers look to not only get that one more win, but far exceed it as well.

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According to ESPN’s projected win percentage, Indiana’s two best chances remaining for a win are Northwestern, at 75.5 percent, and then the season finale against Purdue at 57.1 percent. Outside of those two games, the Hoosiers have a 50 percent chance of a win against Nebraska this upcoming week and then two sub-30 percent chances against Penn State and Michigan.

Indiana has been projected to play in a bowl game for the majority of the season, and with each win, it becomes more and more likely that Indiana could play in its best bowl since the 1968 Rose Bowl.

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